Past Seminars & Webinars

June 2020

24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 15 - 19, 2020, via webinar

The 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, originally scheduled to take place in Seattle, WA, was a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  GC&E, hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions since 1997. The theme for the 2020 conference was “Systems-Inspired Design.” Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented “Road-map for Innovators - Commercialization in a Circular Economy.” B&C and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) were proud sponsors. 

May 2020

Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies, May 11, 2020, via webinar

Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®)  was pleased to present “Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies” deconstructing the jurisdictional boundaries distinguishing pesticides, biopesticides, plant regulators, biostimulants, and related technologies. The webinar focused on draft EPA guidance intended to clarify the lines between and among those products that are subject to FIFRA registration as plant regulators and those biostimulant products not subject to FIFRA registration. The webinar also focused on new and evolving chemistry and technology issues that may blur some jurisdictional lines or potentially move products from one category to another.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C; and Sheryl Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, presented. A recording is available online

April 2020

Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies, April 29, 2020, 12:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

The American Bar Association (ABA) webinar “Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies” with Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) professionals deconstructed the jurisdictional boundaries distinguishing pesticides, biopesticides, plant regulators, biostimulants, and related technologies. The webinar focused on draft EPA guidance intended to clarify the lines between and among those products that are subject to FIFRA registration as plant regulators and those biostimulant products not subject to FIFRA registration. The webinar also focused on new and evolving chemistry and technology issues that may blur some jurisdictional lines or potentially move products from one category to another.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C; and Sheryl Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, presented.

October 2019

The GreenTech Conference, October 1-3, 2019, Seattle, WA

The GreenTech Conference brought together leaders from some of the world’s most innovative companies in engaging with policymakers, lawmakers, technologists and NGOs to explore environmental protection in an era of transformative technological change.  Bergeson & Campbell, (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

June 2019

23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 11-13, 2019, Reston, VA

The 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute®, provided an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial, and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals, processes, and products. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) were proud sponsors.

May 2019

HCPA IMPACT2019, May 1-3, 2019, Washington, D.C.

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) IMPACT2019 mid-year meeting focused on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented "TSCA Risk Evaluation and Regulatory Issues: Do You Feel Me Now?" B&C was a proud sponsor.

April 2019

The Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, April 3-5, 2019, Washington, D.C.

ABLC2019 was a connected series of 6 conferences on the most important issues in the Bioeconomy right now. These conferences provided updates from key government agencies as well as industry presentations on finance, R&D, and effective scale-up. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented. B&C and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) were proud sponsors.

March 2019

Nebraska Ethanol Board 2019 Emerging Issues Forum, March 7-8, 2019, La Vista, NE

The Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum focused on the federal biofuels policy landscape and emerging industry trends.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) were proud sponsors.  Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, presented “Legal & Regulatory Considerations for Renewable Chemical Production – Brief Overview from the Experts.”

December 2018

HCPA XPAND2018, December 3-5, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) XPAND2018 annual meeting focused on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, presented "The Advantages and Legal Consequences of Ramped Up Supply Chain Communications."

June 2018

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 18-20, 2018, Portland, Oregon

The 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute®, provided an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial, and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals, processes, and products. This year’s conference highlighted the theme, “Product innovation using greener chemistries.”  Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “New TSCA and Green Chemistry Innovation.” B&C was a proud sponsor. 

April 2018

ABA Spring Conference, April, 18-20, 2018, Orlando, Florida

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 47th Annual Spring Conference explored the key topics and issues confronting environmental, energy, and resources lawyers today. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “The New Administration on the World Stage: From NAFTA to Paris, ozone, oceans, chemicals, and e-waste.”

March 2018

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Development & Deployment, February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington, D.C.

ABLC 2018 was a connected series of five conferences on the most important issues in the bioeconomy. These conferences provided updates from key government agencies, an opening session with the heads of top trade organizations, and information on policy, finance, partnerships, world class R&D, and effective scale-up. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D., Manager with B&C® Consortia Management (BCCM), presented.

October 2017

2017 Retail Law Conference, October 10-12, 2017, Chicago Illinois

The 2017 Retail Law Conference covered pressing issues facing the retail industry and provides ample opportunity for interactive participation in roundtable discussions, Q&A with speakers, and networking breaks. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson spoke at “A Peek Behind the Curtain: Retailers, New Technologies, and What You Need to Know.” B&C was a proud sponsor. 

June 2017

21st Annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, June 13 – 15, 2017, Reston, Virginia

The 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) provided an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial, and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals, processes, and products.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., spoke.  B&C was a proud sponsor.

October 2016

Algae Biomass Organization Summit, October 23-26, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona

The Algae Biomass Summit was the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products went to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers conversed with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rubbed elbows with venture capitalists. B&C was a proud sponsor. B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler chaired "Legal, IP, and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities" on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

August 2016

252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The theme of the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting was “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People.” B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Genetic Engineering, Chemistry, and Consumers” on August 22.

June 2016

International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference, June 5-7, 2016, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Modern Agriculture and Technology” on June 6. For a copy of Ms. Bergeson's presentation, contact hlewis@lawbc.com.

April 2016

BIO World Congress on Biotechnology, April 17 – 20, 2016, San Diego, California.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology was the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor.

February 2016

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, February 17-19, 2016, Washington, D.C.

ABLC2016 was the gathering point for the top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire spectrum of advanced Fuels, Chemicals & Materials CEOs and senior executives, financiers, policymakers, and industry suppliers. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) were proud sponsors. B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler and BRAG Executive Director Kathleen M. Roberts spoke.

October 2015

Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk, October 15, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Wilson Center.  Panelists included Lynn L. Bergeson discussed how synthetic biology applications would be regulated by the U.S. Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, how this would affect the market pathway of these applications and whether the existing framework will protect human health and the environment. 

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